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Learning Differences Upper Secondary

Diversity Day

A Different Day

on 13 April 2013

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Learning Differences A Different Day Upper Secondary http://www.truetube.co.uk/film/experiencing-autism AS Differences Challenges References http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/learning_development_girls_boys/ http://www.theddc.org.uk/splds.php http://www.helpguide.org/mental/learning_disabilities.htm http://www.ldanys.org/index.php?s=2&b=25 http://www.eaglebulletin.com/news/2012/dec/07/we-all-learn-differently-olympics-held-fayettevill/ Discussion Autism does not incapacitate learning.Many people with learning difficulties are very successful in life. Do you know any famous people who have been diagnosed with AS? And have you heard of anyone else who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder? What about Aspergers? Albert Einstein Mozart John Lennon Louis Pasteur F. Scott Fitzgerald Agatha Christie Daryl Hannah, an American actress best known for her roles in Splash, Blade Runner and Kill Bill was diagnosed as a child as being 'borderline autistic' Christopher Knowles, American poet Birger Sellin, author from Germany Jason McElwain, high school basketball player Robert Gagno, actor from Vancouver Richard Borcherds, mathematician specializing in group theory and Lie algebras Stephen Wiltshire, British architectural artist Hikari Oe, Japanese composer Satoshi Tajiri, creator of Pokémon Vernon L. Smith, Nobel Laureate in Economics Dawn Prince-Hughes, PhD, primate anthropologist, ethologist, and author of Songs for the Gorilla Nation Gary Numan, British singer and songwriter Ps: Listen to
the music by Matt Savage, an U.S. autistic Jazz prodigy! http://www.increasebrainpower.com/famouspeoplewithlearningdisabilities.html http://ezinearticles.com/?11-Amazing-Autistic-Famous-People&id=543023 http://www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com/famous-people-with-autism.html It is also important to note that the difficulties described influence the strategies developed by an individual in order to cope with their studies.The schools also put strategies in place in order to support the students. The umbrella term Specific Learning Difficulties
is used to cover a wide variety of difficulties such as: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenwithalearningdisability/Pages/Whatislearningdisability.aspx#video http://www.open.ac.uk/inclusiveteaching/pages/understanding-and-awareness/what-are-specific-learning-difficulties.php http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism/real-life-stories.aspx Matt has received many awards, including being signed in 2003 to Bösendorfer pianos. He is the only child to be so recognized in the company's 175-year history. Michelangelo – Artist, Architect, Engineer Even though autism has only recently been recognised, there are many people throughout history who are thought to have been on the autistic spectrum as they have exhibited many of the signs of learning difficulties.
How can we prevent this kind of situation from
happening? "Only those who have experienced the challenges of having a specific learning difficulty truly understand the complications and difficulties that arise in a learning situation - and the excitement when someone presents information in a way that matches their thinking style or preferences."
How do you think others respect your individual learning style? Learning
Difficulties Dyslexia : a difficulty with words Dysgraphia: writing difficulty Dyspraxia: motor difficulties What do you think it means to have
learning differences?

There are three major types of learners:
Visual, auditory, and tactile/kinesthetic. Some food for thought... "Our brains are by far the most complex of any animal on earth, and have extraordinary capacities.
A piece of brain the size of a grain of sand contains 100,00 neurons; 2,000,000 axons; and a billion synapses... Graham Music Graham Music. Nurturing Minds One hopeful feature of the recent neuroscience is that the brain remains plastic throughout life...Change is genuinely possible, even if it is sometimes the result of slow and painstaking work." Contrary to illness, disability is a relative and psychological-social concept. Illness is always an objective and physical concept. Disability is always a consequence
of a relation between three factors the demands of the
environment For example:

A person who has lost fingers on one hand will not experience any problems with certain activities(e.g. attending a history lesson, etc), but for others, it could be a serious disability(e.g.playing the piano, typewriting, etc)

Before spectacles were invented, severe myopia was a disability, whereas it is not anymore. There is no clear line between
ability and disability! a certain disorder or restriction the available aids Autistic Spectrum All people on the autistic spectrum disorder are different from each other .

Often the image of a rainbow is used in order to illustrate the different autistic profiles. What is most difficult for people with autism? Getting on with
other people Communicating Flexibility in thought
and action Autism No autism Think about the various ways of minimising the negative effects of autism in school (e.g. aids and forms of assistance ) I am Special by Peter Vermeulen ability
disability I Am Special, by Peter Vermeulen Attention deficit disorder:
concentration difficulties Autism/ Aspergers:
emotional behaviour, social
communication difficulties. All individuals are most effective when they
are taught in their personal learning style. Disabilities Difficulties Differences Disorder Which one of these terms makes
more sense to you?
Why? Feeling confused? What do you understand by
ability and disability? Usually we use the three types, but have a personal interest in one of them. Multiple Intelligences "Multiple Intelligences theory argue that the traditional definition of intelligence is too narrow, therefore a broader definition more accurately reflects the differing ways in which humans think and learn." Wikipedia
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